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Handbook of the Economics of International Migration by Paul W. Miller, Barry Chiswick

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Chapter 23

Regional Studies

Latin America and the Caribbean

Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes*; Susan Pozo**    * San Diego State University, CReAM, FEDEA and IZA 5550 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182, USA** Western Michigan University, 1903 West Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49008, USA

Abstract

This chapter offers an overview of migration and remittance flows with respect to the Latin American and Caribbean region from the colonial period to the present. Themes that cross history are highlighted as are the reversals of trends. Emphasis is given to south–south migration, to the factors that have motivated the out-migration of Latin Americans to the United States and Europe, and to the different attitudes concerning migratory movements that have ...

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